January 20, 2020
International Congress Berlin
Farm & Food 4.0

Category: AgTech

27. November 2019

The online company ag.supply was referred to as the Amazon in the AgTech business. How does a founder see the start-up scene in Germany? Because what has been going on for a long time in other industries is rather unusual for farmers: buying working materials online is not exactly everyday business between stable and field. Even in 2019, the purchase and sale of agricultural products and inputs often still require complex, close personal relationships between farmers and suppliers that go back decades.

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19. November 2019

Already in the 70s the farmer Robert Rodale coined the term "regenerative organic farming" to distinguish himself from the idea of a purely "sustainable agriculture". Since then, pioneers such as Gabe Brown, Joel Salatin and Dr. Elaine Ingham have had a decisive influence on the movement. This article examines Regnerative Agriculture in Germany. Benedikt Bösel, speaker of the session, as well as other farmers and experts will have their say.

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07. August 2019

Are you a terroir-ist? If so, you’ll understand — along with almost any winegrower — how sexy soil can be. Beneath any field’s surface, a complex interplay of millions of micro-organisms thrives, defining whether a crop flourishes or withers. These tiny organisms — think bacteria, fungi, actinomycetes, algae, nematodes or protozoa — are crucial to how a plant absorbs nutrients from the soil and grows.

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26. June 2019

Germany, which ranked fourth for agri-foodtech investment in 2018, pulling in $109 million across 21 deals, according to AgFunder and F&A Next’s recent report, is better known for its food tech successes than agtech — restaurant delivery group DeliveryHero and meal kit leader HelloFresh both listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange at multi-billion dollar valuations. But a deal last week — $100 million in funding for vertical farming group infarm — brought Germany’s agtech industry into focus. And while agriculture is still far off making the economical contribution that Germany’s well known industrial sectors do, the country still has a not insignificant 16 million hectares (39 million acres) of farmland employing 1.4% of the workforce, around 700,000 people.

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